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CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
exploded during the bush years, obama added on top of that. let's remember all the sequester does is shave off a little bit of the built-in growth of government spending. over the next ten years, the budget, even with the sequester, will go from $3.5 trillion to $5.9 trillion. we're still going to get $2.4 trillion more spending. we're just not going to get $2.5 trillion more spending. i view the sequester as a very tiny step in the right direction. >> jared, you look at some of these figure, if you include the emergency money more hurricane sandy, that just means we've had a 30% increase since 2008. now under the so-called sequester, we'll have a 5% increase. it's not like we're ripping the government to shreds. >> look, the way this works is you get negative fiscal impulse when you do less then th year than you did last year. let's go to the non-partisan congressional budget office. they told us on tuesday this year they expect the economy to grow 1.4%. i don't think there's anybody listening to my voice on our financial news network of cnbc who likes that number, 1.4%. i suspect you don
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
subject of water-boarding, as compared to killing people with drones, a policy president obama embraces. i put forth that over at nbc news and other media places they were hysterical over water boarding. but muted over president obama's drone attacks, at least until yesterday. the media on the far left machine cranked up, o'reilly didn't say that nbc broke the drone memo story, he's a deceiver, true, i didn't say that nbc broke the drone story, because we weren't talking about that. water boarding versus drone strikes, once again, we have a propaganda campaign designed to make ignorant people on the left even more ignorant. factor tip of the day, don't deal with loons. i have to, you shouldn't have to. that's it for us tonight. please check out the fox news factor website which is different from billoreilly.com. also, would would like you to spout out about the factor anywhere in the world, o'reilly@foxnews.com, name and town if you wish to opine. and the word of the day, a good word do not be indolent. and i know i'm looking for the puns, in fact, many of you have already writ
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
>>> hello, everyone. this is the five. a world renowned doctor steals a show the president obama at the national prayer breakfast in washington. the lasblasting the president'sa in front of him. it's a speech that caught a lot of people's attention. dr. benjamin carson. >> the pcp police are out in force at all time. we've reached the point where people are afraid to talk about where they want -- what they want to say. our deficit is a big problem. >> what about our taxation system? when i pick up my bible, you know he what i see? i see the fairest individual in the universe, god, and he's given us a system. it's called time. >> well, he didn't stop there because carson is the head of neurosurgery at johns hopkins. listen to his take on obama care. >> he's my solution. when the person is born, give them a birth certificate, an electronic card and a health savings account. when you die, you can pass it on to your family members so that when you're 85 years old and you've got six diseases you're not trying to spend up everything. you're happy to pass it on and there's nobody talkin
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
president obama embraced. immediately the far left machine cranked up. o'reilly didn't say nbc news broke the drone memo story. he's a deceiver. true. i didn't say nbc broke the story because we weren't talking about that. water boarding versus drone strikes. once again, you have a propaganda campaign designed to make ignorant people on the left more ignorant. factor tip of the day don't deal with loons. i have to. you shouldn't have to. that is it for us. please check out fox news factor weapon sis sit which is different from billoreilly.com. we'd like to you spout off about the factor from anywhere in the world. name and town if you twoish opine. and now, i'm looking forward to the puns about waters world. i know i'm going to get them. in fact many of you have written and i know they're coming. thanks again for watching us tonight. i'm bill o'reilly. please always remember the spin stops right here, we're definitely looking out for you. >> and this is a fox news alert. tonight, there's a massive manhunt in california as a former los angeles police department department officer, christo
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
! >>> was president obama so focused on reelection that he was missing in action during the libya terror strike? this is special report. >>> i'm john roberts in for bret baier. the terror attack against the u.s. mission in benghazi is our topic. testimony on capitol hill has ignited a fresh round of debate today. what's not going away are questions about last year's terror attack in libya after panetta's final testimony yesterday. >> if i were a family member and one of my loved ones was killed in benghazi, i would be sick to my stomach. >> republican lindsey graham declared on twitter the president, quote, has to announce for his leadership on benghazi after panetta and general martin dempsey testified, they spoke to the president only once during the eight-hour attack. >> one time. >> right. >> you talked to him how many times? >> the same one time. >> graham and his republican colleagues repeatedly pressed panetta on why there was no direct follow up with mr. obama after they met in the oval office. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary pent
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
you think he would agree that bush was your father? of course not. he just likes obama. >> then he would have had a -- maybe there was like a big he had pus complex going on because he would have hated his father or something like that or his mother or whatever it is. why do they come to washington? people do listen to them. like when we started with mumia, people do want to hear what people that they've watched on television or in movies or that they respect -- the funny thing for me is whenever i hear chris rock, i'm waiting for the punch line. >> that might have been the punch line. >> that's a strange view of the american government. >> trying to get a lower voice. i guess maybe -- i'm all for people testifying in favor of gun control. but i still don't know if -- does anybody got any quantity of information if this converts into anything, like -- >> earned media? he'll be in all the entertainment magazines, the same one that president obama went to during his campaign. >> their fans over into this effort of gun control. >> well, on gun control, i don't know. but certainly for
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
of the political process that's going on. he addresses president obama, he talks about michelle obama's new hair cut, hillary clinton, who he likes a lot. obviously left of center. some of the media figures that are left of center that he likes, but then he has a particular rage toward you. he mentions rodney king, the o.j. simpson case. your reaction to that? >> well, when you read it, sean, he's all over the place. he can't seem to focus on one thing that actually is his focus of his anger. i mean, when you read about the officers and the supervisors on l.a.p.d., there's nobody that he likes and nobody that he agrees with. for some reason, it seems, it almost appears that he came on l.a.p.d. with a pre-conceived idea of a corrupt department, a violent department, a racist department and then he went about to find the evidence no matter where he found it or no matter how, or how much taken out of context it was. he actually did that and it seemed to actually fuel his anger. >> sean: there also seemed to be a certain level of narcissism here and he's focused on himself, but you're right about on
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am PST
. there isn't much overlap between critics of george w. bush and barack obama unless you are talking counterterrorism. members of code pink, a group founded during the bush administration to protest the policies of waterboard and detention made their voices heard at yesterday's confirmation hearing for john brennan as cia director. >> they won't even tell congress what country we are killing children in. >> please -- >> senator feinstein. >> if you could please expedite the removal. >> more important than the children of pakistan and yemen? are they more important? do your job! >> the hearing serve as a public discussion of the most controversial counterterrorism policies that began under president george w. bush and, in part, have continued and expanded under president obama. brennan's defense of the secrecy surrounding the administration's most questionable program, targeted assassinations using drone aircraft, was as opaque as the program itself. >> what we need to do is optimize transparency on these issues, but at the same time optimize secrecy and the protection of our national
WHUT
Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> protesters repeatedly disrupt the confirmation hearing of obama's nominee for cia director john brennan over his support for drones and the targeted killings of u.s. citizens. >> people that were standing up here today, i think they really have a misunderstanding of what we do as a government and the care we take, and the agony we go through to make sure we do not have any collateral injuries or deaths. >> 8 codepink protesters are arrested. we will speak with the group's founder who after returning from pakistan to protest drones, personally went to the house of john brennan, not on the door. he invited her in. we will find out what they talked about. you also speak with jeremy scahill, author of the forthcoming book and movied andirty wars," and melvin goodman, author of, "national insecurity: the cost of american militarism." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. john brennan, president of and is picked to head the cia, defended the administration's controversial counterterrorism policies during his senate co
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 1:00am PST
gun control because that's what president obama and mrs. obama want. and mr. rock, above all, wants to be respectful to the presidency. quite a change. >> bush is unbelievable, man. this guy's (bleep) unbelievable. he ain't the worst president of the united states. he's the worst president of presidents, worst pta president, president of block association, president of major league baseball. worldwide wrestling federation, the worst president ever. >> so summing up, mr. obama is is the good dad and mr. bush the bad dad. and mr. tony bennett wants stricter gun control. >> i just believe that assault weapons, they were invented for war, they shouldn't be on our streets here. it's -- it's the kind of thing that happened to the great country of germany when nazis came over and created tragic things and they had to be told off. >> well, a few things mr. bennett might want to consider. the nazis were not told off, they were defeated by brave men armed with guns. also, the nazis took most guns away from civilians. both german and those under occupation, in fact, hitler exposed the strictes
Current
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
administrator for president obama. president obama want to nominate him to the head of the c.i.a. he was known to have been aware of or part of the torture. president obama insisted on renaming him head of the c.i.a. anyway. he said over the last four years, the american people have gotten used to how right wing i am, so will go along with my pick. the question is will the senate. >> we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. if you would remove that individual please, as quickly as you can. thank you. >> kathy and my brother, tom. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. all right. >> pakistan, somalia. if you don't know who they are i have a list of all the names. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that they not be permitted to come back in. >> cenk: way to get them. senator feinstein spent a lot of the hearing defending john brennan, talking about the so-called american citizen al awlkai. he was a u.s. citizen you. might not like the guy but he was a u.s. citizen. feinstein said it's no big deal that we killed them
CBS
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am EST
the president's involvement. he said he learned about the assault while meeting with mr. obama. mr. obama told him to deploy forces as quickly as possible, but panetta did not speak to the president after that. >> the event was over before -- >> it lasted almost eight hours and my question to you is during that eight-hour period, did the president show any curiosity about how's this going, what kind of assets do you have helping these people? did he ever make that phone call? >> look. there's no question in my mine the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> well, with all due respect i don't believe that's a credible statement if he never called and asked you, are we helping these people, what's happening to them. snopa any ta also said that he supported a plan to help and president obama decided against it. >>> also on capitol hill the drone strike was an issue and john brennan was key. brennan defended the program. he said drone strikes are used against targets that pose an imminent threat, not for retribution. danielle nottingham repor
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 8:00am PST
of expectations that we were going to get more transparency, particularly because president obama had just the night before said senators could -- senators from the intelligence committees could read the classified office memo, it did not lead to any greater sunlight about the program itself. first of all, that memo remains classified. the senators were allowed to go in, not their staffs, and by virtue of the fact that it remains classified, they couldn't even ask brennan any questions about what it is they read. and brennan himself was actually, in many respects, less forthcoming about the drone and targeted killing program than he has been in the past. he didn't even use the word drone, something that he had in a speech last year. so while he defended the program in general terms, said it was a last resort, said that we are actually trying to prevent, save lives, not punish people for past actions, revealed very little about the process by which people are selected for targeted killings, what the review process is, what the checks are, and those are are the questions at the core of this
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
, michelle obama will attend the funeral of hidaya pendleton, the 15-year-old honor student who was shot and killed last month in chicago. change is hatching. it's real. today, former president clinton urged democrats to act. >> it's important to take some action now that it is posz sibl on the issue of gun violence. >>> i see this whole gun issue as an opportunity, not a toxic land mine. >> and now, in the senate, two democrats and two republicans are joining forces nearing a deal on background checks that could be the blueprint for a new law. next tuesday, all eyes will be on the president in his state of the yuchbon. but our hearts will be with those victims of gun violence in the hall and around the country. >>> joining me now, msnbc's chris hayes and melissa harris perry. melissa, you ever have a voice problem? >> not only that, i did two hours. i see you and i are both control freaks and will not give up the show even if we can't talk. >> my preacher voice is on. >>> listen, some people thought this unissue would go away. but, instead, it's like getting a new kind of momentum. >> i
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am EST
president obama wants to head the cia. john brennan was pressed hard on the use of drones and enhanced interrogation techniques by members of the senate intelligence committee. government memos leaked earlier this week showed drones had been cleared for use against u.s. citizens suspected of working as u.s. terrorists. nbc's tracie potts is live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. in his hearing, brennan strongly defended the use of drones but he distanced himself from questionable interrogation tactics used on terror suspects. >> truth, the full truth and nothing but the truth. >> reporter: it looks like john brennan is gaining the support of several lawmakers, on drone attacks and even americans. at least three killed so far. >> any american who did that should know well that they in fact are part of an enemy against us and that the united states will do everything possible to destroy that enemy to save american lives. >> reporter: drones are used against imminent threats, he said, not as payback. but some are still concerned if it's legal and asked what if the cia ta
Comedy Central
Feb 7, 2013 7:30pm PST
interrogation methods. >> president obama personal lay proved releasing the memos in such detail. >> jon: personally. he invited everyone to the memo release partism it's an invitation. although, ironically, guest list was classified. [laughter] now listen: we know how this administration feels about the executive branch withholding memos from congress because of the 2004 on the tortureos. >> will be provide -- torture memos. >> will you provide these to the committee? >> no i will not. >> you are not allowed under our constitution not to answer our questions and that ain't constitutional. [ laughter ] >> jon: by the way that's the name of his one-man off broadway show. ain't constitutional. you should have tagged it with that ain't constitutional mother (bleep). [ laughter ] i think that answers the question of whether the obama biden white house will release the memos detailing in specifics our drone strikes policy. >> will president obama release the memos? >> i have nothing for you on alleged memos regarding poe ten sally classified matters. without going into the alleged existence
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
back to southern washington, john brennan, president obama's choice to lead the cia in the second term, was grilled by both democrats and republicans at a confirmation hearing today, one that got off to a raucous start, with protesters and questions about the agency's controversial drone program and interrogation program. nbc's andrea mitchell covering in our washington newsroom. andrea, it's not every day you hear the order to have the hearing room cleared. >> reporter: not indeed. in fact, the senate historians said they can't recall this happening going back to the '60s and '70s. today a chastened john brennan programs promised to be open with congress if he is confirmed to lead the cia. even as the white house still limited access to key documents in a hearing that did not get off to a smooth smart. >> members of the committee, i'm honored to appear before you today. [ heckling ] [ banging gavel ] >> please remove this woman. we will recess. >> reporter: when john brennan did get to testify, he said he opposed the harsh interrogations during the bush administration when he was at t
FOX Business
Feb 7, 2013 7:00pm EST
chairman and did to the senate armed services committee that they talked with president obama exactly once during the terrorist attack on the american consulate, said deadly super winter storm to bring historic snowfall, coastal flooding, while conditions and 3 feet of snow are expected. what is the department of homeland's security doing with all of the ammunition in its buying? another enormous ammunition purchase. agenda paula talk now about one point* 6 billion crowns over the past 10 months alone. we begin with the testimony of outgoing defense secretary panetta and chairman of joint chiefs general the see both bringing the ugly truth to light of the administration's handling of thank on see -- benghazi resulting in the death of chris stevens. lindsay gramm talked with president obama only once on the day of the attack. >> he relied with myself and the generals capabilities. he knows what we deployed and we presented that to him said he knew generally was deployed with as specifics to time he left that up to us. lou: he said he was bothered by the lack of security and admitted the sta
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
mobile app. >>> in his public comments on gun violence, president obama has always gone out of his way to mention his hometown. >> as a country, we have been through this too many times, whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. >> the entire country grappling with what happened at sandy hook, the president has rhetorically erased the line between mass shootings like that and run of the mill shootings that ravage cities every day. gun violence is gun violence. hideya pendleton was a high school student. she played volleyball. she performed with her school's marching band at president obama's marching band last month. that was january 21st. on january 29th, she and friends sought cover because of rain. it was only a mile from barack and michelle's home in chicago. a person with a gun approached the group and started shooting. hideya pendleton was not the shooter's target, however. >>> feeling s
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 2:00am PST
school student. she played volleyball. she performed with her school's marching band at president obama's marching band last month. that was january 21st. on january 29th, she and friends caught cover because of rain. it was only a mile from barack and michelle's home in chicago. a person with a gun approached the group and started shooting. hideya pendleton was not the shooter's target, however. on saturday in chicago, there will be a funeral service for hideya pendleton. the white house let it be known to be that first lady michelle obama will be at the funeral, which will make this even more of a national scale tragedy than it already is. "first look" is up next. >>> good friday morning. right now on "first look," two fronts confine combine to create an epic winter storm with over 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts and as much as 2 feet of snow. >>> a massive manhunt is under way in california. a well-trained former cop and veteran is on a mission and the police are pulling out all the stops to nail him. >>> plus, senator feinstein says lawmakers may set up special courts to monitor drone st
ABC
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am EST
. we are looking at 33 degrees outside. >> learn how michelle obama plans to honor a teenager from chicago who was killed about one week after taking part in the inaugural parade. >> welcome back. a live look outside it. the rain is still coming down. >> you want to get started a little bit early today because of the rain. especially if you're west of the metro area toward the blue ridge. serious weather coming down there. a winter weather advisory in effect just outside of the district. toward how -- howard county and loudoun county. snow coming down at this hour in places like winchester. go ahead and send me a tweet and tell me if you are getting snow or sleet or a little bit of everything. it is just ran in d.c. and everywhere off to the east. accumulation can be expected. well under 1 inch. 34 degrees is your temperature in washington. 32 and winchester. when your at the freezing mark, it could give little dicey. our forecast for today, light rain for the metro. a winter mex. everybody should be seeing some rain 40-45 degrees. we should see some wraparound snow showers on the
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 12:00am PST
senator feinstein and obama. i say perverse, because he then goes out and commits a set of atrocities with a gun. he sounds completely unhinged, yet the catalyst for all this appeared to be his firing from the lapd. do you have any recollection of what happened with him? do you remember him? >> first off, we don't know hot the catalyst was. the firing was back in 2008, i believe. it's now over five years ago. so what has transpired during those five years, the court several years later upheld the firing. so as to what triggered the actions, the producing of the manifesto, the separate sending of a package to cnn last friday, we don't know. and we won't know until they either apprehend him or other information comes forward. so was it the firing? was it something else that transpired? he appears to have a lot of anger directed to a lot of different people. some who have no relationship at all, as best we can tell, with anything having to do with the discharge. >> the package he sent to anderson cooper, which anderson didn't see until today, wasn't made aware of it, it contained a numbe
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 5:00am EST
the white house let it be known to be that first lady michelle obama will be at the funeral, which will make this even more of a national scale tragedy than it already is. "first look" is up next. >>> good friday morning. right now on "first look," two fronts confine combine to create an epic winter storm with over 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts and as much as 2 feet of snow. >>> a massive manhunt is under way in california. a well-trained former cop and veteran is on a mission and the police are pulling out all the stops to nail him. >>> plus, senator feinstein says lawmakers may set up special courts to monitor drone strikes. why apple is sitting on over $137 billion in cash. and an as tried is about to come fascinatingly close to the earth. >>> millions along the northeast corridor are hunkering down for an epic winter storm. folks are stocking up and filling their tanks in anticipation of the massive nor'easter packing blizzard speed winds and crippling feet of snow. analyze are airlines have canceled thousands of flights as this storm travels across the country. dylan dryer is tra
FOX
Feb 8, 2013 4:25am EST
president obama's counterterrorism policies. >>> a deal is in the work that could create the world's largest airline. mary ann rafferty has details. >> reporter: there is tuck of a merger between airlines. it would become the world's largest anterior line by passenger traffic. some analysts say that might not be enough to save american airlines whose parent company filed for bankruptcy in november 2011. >> don't get too misled by size. a brontosaurus was really large at one time but didn't do very good. >> reporter: american airlines ceo will likely move to a seat on the board of directors. u.s. airways ceo is expected to run the new airline. customer may not be so lucky. >> people's wallets right now tell exactly how much they will pay for tickets right now. long-term, we'll pay more for our ticket prices. >> one airline traveler suggests there are always other options. >> i think that southwest and jetblue will continue to undercut them where price and even some services are concerned. >> sources say the merger negotiations remain fluid and could fall apart. in new york, mary ann rafferty,
CBS
Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
. obama. mr. obama told him to deploy forces as quickly as possible, but panetta did not speak to the president after that. >> the event was over before -- >> it lasted almost eight hours and my question to you is during that eight-hour period, did the president slow any curiosity about how's this is going, what kind of assets are helping these people? did he ever make that phone cal? >> look. there's no question in my mine the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> well, with all due respect i don't believe that's a credible statement if he never called and ask ued you are we helping these people, what's happening to them. >> reporter: panetta also said he was helping those but president obama decided against it. >>> also on capitol hill hill john brennan was a key issue. brennan defended the program. he said drone strikes are used against targets that pose an imminent threat, not for retribution. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: protesters held up the start of john brennan's confirmation hearing. officers removed demonstrators upset ove
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
on thursday, it was clear that the first major public discussion of the obama administration's drone program would be on the combative end, offering a rare public display of democratic dismay with their president a president's policies. after protesters interrupted brennan's opening statement five times, committee chair dianne feinstein cleared the room leaving it nearly ended as brennan defended the drone program and senators shared their frustrationses. >> with the exception of mr. panetta, i feel i've been drug around by every director. >> 11 united states senators asked to see any and all legal opinions, but when i went to read the opinions this morning, it is not clear that that is what was provided. >> do you happen to know the reason why our staff are not permitted when we are permitted? >> having the executive being the prosecutor, the judge, the jury and the executioner all in one is very contrary to traditions and the laws of this country. >> for the first time dianne feinstein said publicly that the committee will consider the creation of a special court to oversee evidence agains
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
obama of energizing them by demonizing barack obama and pushing them to the fringe. and now he comes along and says, wait a second, you've gone too far. this monster that i have helped to create has gone too far and i'm picking up the pitchfork and i got my fire, my torches, and i'm going to go door to door backed by billionaires in texas to get -- >> you don't know this. this is new testament stuff to you. joy, do you know the pairable of the unjust steward. the guy is about to get sacked. he's about to lose everything. he goes around and cuts deals with all the people his bosses have been dealing with and gets his piece of the action. it's a very secular values to some of this stuff. rove went on fox last night, karl himself, to defend himself and to profess his love for the tea party. what is he up to? he's trying to trash can these people. let's watch. >> i love these groups that are criticizing us saying they're fake conservatives. well, i repeat, we spent $30 million for tea party senate candidates and $25 million. there's no group that comes close to what crossroads has done i
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 12:00am EST
for john brennan, president obama's nominee to heat cia, it was held in the intelligence committee in the senate, right? well, specifically it's called the u.s. senate select committee on intelligence. this committee was not created until 1976. it was created specifically in response to the recommendations of the church committee. the church committee was a special senate investigation led by idaho senator frank church. it was formed in 1975. their work took nine months and 150 staffers. they produced a two-foot-thick report in may 1976 that said, among other things, that we need congress to oversee intelligence in this country. the way we are overseeing it now is not working. and you know why we can tell that oversight is not working? because the cia keeps killing people. or trying to kill people in other countries that we are not at war with. the cia at the time had taken it upon itself, it wasn't clear if they were acting alone or at various presidents' direction, but they had taken on the job of assassinations in foreign countries. assassinations and attempted assassinations. a
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 1:00am EST
, environment, the drones question, guantanamo, banking reform, there are people who object to obama policy in every one of those categories but who completely agree with obama policy on abortion rights, on a very long list of other issues and it seems that they concentrate on what they agree on. >> right. >> when it comes time for election strategy. >> and i think things that are fundamental to the ideology of the left, they are much more frightened of allowing the right to take over. >> yeah. >> and to undermine those core principles and on things like drones, they have fight a principle fight with obama but they won't blow up the party over it. they want power. they very much want to blow up the ideas of a sort of garden variety business republicans. they want to blow the whole thing up and remake the country in their image and because of 2010 they think they can and they don't want to let karl rove get in their way. they are not going to allow them to stop them. >> even if they are sort of intrigued on the hill, because they are going to cave on these various budget things going on, i'm
Current
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
in the second half of the show. first, the man president obama nominated to run the c.i.a., counter-terrorism adviser john brennan spent quality time with the senate intelligence committee today as they considered his qualifications to become our nation's top spy. he faced tough questions from senators on both sides of the aisle. on the c.i.a.'s enhanced interrogation techniques aka torture, accusations he leaked secret information to reporters and his direction of the not so covert drone war against alleged terrorists. now, before brennan could say much, the hearing was interrupted by code pink peace protestors had a lot to say about the drone war themselves. >> they want you to tell congress what countries we are killing children. >> john: based on what we heard today congress might not be interested in knowing that information. intelligence committee chairwoman dianne feinstein said despite reports drones have killed hundreds of civilians -- >> the figures we've obtained from the executive branch which we have done our utmost to verify confirm that the number of civilian casualti
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Feb 8, 2013 3:00am PST
, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is speaking at the armed forces farewell tribute today in honor of defense secretary lienon panetta. he will be at joint base myer henderson at 4:00 this afternoon. this is the formal goodbye for panetta stepping down from his position. yesterday, he testified over the attacks in benghazi where he revealed there was no advanced warning for those attacks. he said that factor plus the time and distance involved prevented the u.s. military from reaching the consulate before four americans were killed. panetta also confirmed he personally broke the news to president obama the night of the attack but that the two did not speak the rest of the evening as the assault continued to unfold. the president had told panetta to do whatever he needed to do to protect our people out in benghazi. today, house democrats wrap up their annual retreat with a little comedy. stephen colbert is speaking to the caucus thanks to an invite from nancy pelosi. after his comedy routine, pelosi will interview
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